Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Ireland Wolfhounds smash Fiji


Hat-trick hero Craig Gilroy is tackled by Tomoci Matanavou

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Saturday 17 November 2012


Ireland's fringe players staked their claim for a spot in the team for next weekend's test against Argentina, running in eight tries in a 53-0 thrashing of Fiji in a non-cap international on Saturday.

Craig Gilroy scored a hat trick of tries and fellow winger Fergus McFadden went over for two more for a largely second-string Irish team.

Sean Cronin, Darren Cave and Luke Marshall also touched down in a one-sided match in Limerick. Fiji succumbed to a second straight heavy beating, having lost 54-12 to England last weekend.

"The win is massive - a lot of the young lads took their opportunity and played out of their skin," said Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip, who played in the 16-12 loss to South Africa last Saturday.

Final Score Ireland A 53(29) Fiji 0 (0)

Scorers

Ireland A
Tries: Gilroy 3, McFadden 2, Cronin, Cave, Marshall
Penalties: Jackson
Conversions:Jackson 5

Fiji
-

Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wal)

Teams

Ireland A: 15 Denis Hurley, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Darren Cave, 12 Luke Marshall, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip (capt), 7 John Muldoon, 6 Iain Henderson, 5 Dan Tuohy, 4 Donncha O'Callaghan, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 David Kilcoyne.

Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Chris Henry, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Jonathan Sexton, 23 Simon Zebo.

Fiji: 15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Simeli Koniferedi, 13 Vereniki Govena, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Watisoni Votu, 10 Jonetani Ralulu, 9 Nikola Matawalu, 8 Nemani Nagusa, 7 Malakai Ravulo, 6 Iliesa Ratuva, 5 Api Naikatini, 4 Leone Nakarawa, 3 Deacon Manu, 2 Viliame Veikoso, 1 Jerry Yanuyanutawa.

Replacements: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Manasa Saulo, 18 Setefano Somoca, 19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 20 Jovili Domolailai, 21 Kelemedi Bola, 22 Saula Radidi, 23 Timoci Matanavou.

 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
European Rugby Champions Cup draw revealed
Reigning Aviva Premiership champions, and European Challenge Cup holders, Northampton Saints, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup following the pool draws for EPCR's new tournaments which took place in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
European Rugby & Challenge Cup Draw reaction
Habana apologises for Heineken Cup final dive
Armitage wins European Player of the Year

More Heineken Cup Rugby News

Aviva Premiership
England's Johnson playing catch up already
England star Tom Johnson has admitted that he is already playing "catch-up" on his Exeter Chiefs team-mates after reporting back this week for Premiership pre-season training.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Former Ireland coach Tainton joins London Irish
Hooper retains Bath club captaincy for 2014/15
May and Corker to captain London Welsh

More Aviva Premiership News

Anglo Welsh Cup News
Exeter Chiefs beat Saints to win LV Cup
Exeter Chiefs won their first major trophy in their 143 year histrory when they beat Northampton Saints 15-8 in the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup at Sandy Park on Sunday.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Exeter vs Northampton LV= Cup final preview
Exeter book LV Cup final against Northampton
Northampton Saints book LV Cup final place

More Anglo Welsh Cup News

Six Nations Rugby
Under fire Johnson gets backing from bosses
Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has denied claims that Scott Johnson has been rewarded for failure after Scotland's miserable 2014 Six Nations campaign.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
England's Brown wins Six Nations best player
Scotland fullback Hogg gets three week ban
Warburton to be out of action for 'several months'

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video